WANTED:†††Raleigh Clubman mudguards posted by: MC on 5/2/2008 at 4:36:42 AM
Where can I find a decent pair of these for a '49 Clubman? Please email me off-list as I will not be checking this often.

   RE:WANTED: Raleigh Clubman mudguards posted by Geoff Rogers on 5/4/2008 at 9:40:06 AM
I have several sets of NOS Bluemels Popular mudguards, a close match to what the Clubman had when new. Email me for details.Geoff Rogers
jollyrogersmo at h0tmail dot com

AGE / VALUE:†††marlboro sturmey archer posted by: philip on 5/2/2008 at 3:30:22 AM
Hi there i have a marlboro 1978 sturmey archer in bronze colour 3 speed.In very good condition no rust never been used in at least 20 years stored inside a dry garage.Has anyone got any idea what it may be worth many thank for your time phil.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: marlboro sturmey archer posted by Na on 5/2/2008 at 2:01:10 PM
Hand built in Britain. A good quality ride. I had one in black. Sadly its not going to be worth as much as a Raleigh but it is of at least equal quality. On a good day you might get £25 or £30 for it but you might struggle to get a tenner.

Its a great bike to be saught after.

Matthew - marlboro' light!

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   What is so special about this bike? posted by: Jeff Bikeguy on 5/1/2008 at 9:02:08 AM
What am I missing here besides the way cool blue and gold color?
eBay # 300219334879
It's a local bike (About 1 1/2 hours away) and I could pick it up to save on shipping. I like it but it's getting out of my price range.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:¬†¬†¬†What is so special about this bike? posted by David on 5/1/2008 at 4:44:59 PM
Very nice Sports. It's too bad it's only the 21" frame instead of the 23." Unusual and beautiful color. It also has a locking fork. I'd be very surprised if the owner has the key!

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:¬ ¬ ¬ What is so special about this bike? posted by Warren on 5/2/2008 at 3:21:59 AM
It's value is because of it's condition. The paint still shines and it's a very unique colour. Beautiful and worth every penny.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:¬ ¬ ¬ What is so special about this bike? posted by Na on 5/2/2008 at 2:06:34 PM
Its a gem, rare in this condition either side of the pond. To be savoured, enjoyed and ridden on dry days.

Matthew - mmmmmmm

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:¬ ¬ ¬ What is so special about this bike? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 5/3/2008 at 4:38:42 AM
Ah... yes, a bit late posting to this topic... I had seen this as well and it's somewhat propinquitous to my location in Dingmans Ferry, PA. Alas... it's gone... and truly, the last thing I need would be another Sports machine of that stature.

Why can't these locals ever sell a 23" Superbe on the cheap anyhow??? ;-)

Keep looking Jeff. If you really need a Sports of that size... I've a couple here if you're interested. Nothing as pretty or uniquely coloured as that one...


Larry "Boneman" Bone - I don't HAVE any blues... I just SING them.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:¬†¬†¬†What is so special about this bike? posted by Jeff Bikeguy on 5/3/2008 at 7:27:37 PM
Larry - how many years have you been on this site?? I always enjoy your posts. Where is Dingman's Ferry?
That was a very nice bike but I don't need another Sports, (I have a 21" wartime rod-brake model and two 23" Superbes.) I just realllllly liked the colors of this one and it was located a mile away from the Trexlertown Velodrome. (I was there today for the spring swap meet and could have picked it up.)
I ran it up as high as my current disposable income would allow me to, but it was not to be this time. The same seller has a yellow Chopper they plan on listing soon. Maybe I'll have better luch with that one...

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:¬†¬†¬†What is so special about this bike? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 5/4/2008 at 8:45:23 AM
Hmmm... I guess I've been posting here for about 4 years give or take. Is the Trexlertown Velo-Drome... the same as what used to be called the "Lehigh Valley Velodrome" perhaps? I've never been there but used to work in the area about 14 years ago.

I would say from there to here would be about a 1.5 hour ride. Given no traffic... shoot up 33 to 209

Dingmans Ferry is in Northeast PA about 50 miles north of Allentown.... 30 miles north of Stroudsberg... and about 8 miles south of Milford.

Perhaps you've heard of our somewhat famous bridge:


Anyhow... I hear you about the collection of Sports.... I wish I had a bit more time for all my toys... the velocipedes... the guitars...

And yes... the colour of that machine... was quite something.

I always like to believe that when an opportunity such as that seems a tad out of reach... it only means that something better awaits us down the road.


Larry "Boneman" Bone - Atop the mountain in Pike County.


AGE / VALUE:†††What is it. posted by: Arnold on 4/29/2008 at 9:51:04 AM
Does someone know anything about this bike? Is it a decent bike?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††What is it. posted by Chris on 4/29/2008 at 10:18:45 AM
Decent? Yes. Worth saving? Yes. It's a basic diamond frame, 3 speed bike. Popular on college campus. Properly cared for, they outlast all of us. Sears had Steyr, Dailmler, Puch make the bike and it was sold in Sears Roebuck or Sears.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:†††What is it. posted by Chris on 4/29/2008 at 10:24:54 AM
The Sturmey- Archer "bread and butter" basic 3 speed A.W. hub was copied widely and both the Steyr/ Daimler/ Puch company and others put their name on the Sturmey- hub with parts being interchangable. However the rear 3 speed hub may also be a German Torpedo Drigange hub as well. Sears bikes have unique 3 speed shifters that say Sears on them these were made by the Stey'r company as well. Steyr, was from Graz, Austria.

The old reprint Sears catalogs have bicycles in them and old clothing like the high button boots the ladies wore a hundred years ago. The bikes were made by Iver Johnson I believe the firearm and bicycle maker. Sear's history is neat.

AGE / VALUE:††† FREE !! !953 Raleigh Girls Roadster posted by: Patrick on 4/29/2008 at 7:01:20 AM
I have an original'53 roadster, missing fenders, otherwise complete. has rod brakes, 3 speed and enclosed chain.Rides fine.
FREE to a good home. I live in the Northeast Detroit area

   RE:AGE / VALUE:††† FREE !! !953 Raleigh Girls Roadster posted by Cyndee on 4/29/2008 at 8:36:03 AM
Hello, My e- mail is cjrx2@netscape.net and I would really love to have this bike! Please e- mail me, I like in the area and can come get the bike.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:††† FREE !! !953 Raleigh Girls Roadster posted by Patrick on 4/29/2008 at 1:18:57 PM
Hi, The bike has gone to a good home! Thanks